Friday, May 20, 2011
Master Baiter's Actions Captured On Cell Phone Camera
No, Paul Payton (see photo left) is not a professional fishing guide or even a professional fisher on the pro fishing tour. In fact, he does not even fish (for ordinary) fish.
The Louisiana man was arrested after a woman (who apparently spent considerable time observing him and making a video of his activities) complained that he “exposed his genitals and began masturbating several different times.” Video of this affront--which allegedly occurred near a boat dock while Payton was seated in his car--was captured by the woman on her cellphone.
When approached by a Monroe Police Department officer, Payton, 43, admitted to masturbating in public, according to a probable cause affidavit. But the suspect offered a curious justification: “The act,” he reported, “was intended for another female who was parked" next to the complainant.
The affidavit does not further describe for whom the act was actually “intended,” or whether this other woman was aware (or desirous) of the man's "gift."
Despite his misdirected masturbation claim, Payton was arrested on obscenity charges and booked into the Ouachita Parish Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Unlike the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is a huge flight risk, Mr. Payton does not have a half million dollar per year salary plus $100,000 per year in perks and a rich wife to post his bail for him so he can stay in an expensive New York City hotel suite pending a hearing. Strauss-Kahn is accused of chasing the hotel maid around his suite whilst totally naked and attempting to forcibly rape and sodomize her.